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quick question do you have to have a 680i chipset for sli'ing the 8800s i plan to step up to like a tolido 4600 or so and a new psu eventualy ..??? can you do it with my nforce 4 ?
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I am pretty sure there will be support for any SLI motherboard. If you did decide to get a new 680 chipset for your new toledo I would recomend getting the 680a version. 680i is the intel version
    
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and for a "Tolido" i take it you mean an AMD Toledo core - dont, it will bottleneck a LOT with 8800GTX's in SLi
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If you want to SLI 8800GTX you gotta get 680a or 590 SLI. If you have 2x8 you will get major slowdowns. You want to have 2x16 in the PCI Express. Only the 680's and 590's can do that.
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I think to make one 8800gtx worth it you are going to want at least a x2 5000+ or a e6300 also a good monitor....that said you could get the 8800 and you would still see a huge improvment in all your gaming even with the bottle neck..so upon refelction I would say sure get it but don't go SLI untill you have upgraded the rest of you rig.
    
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Nope, you can run any sli cards on any sli board nf4 or otherwise. The 590 sli board is based on the nf4 southbridge regardless. Bottlenecking may occur but it will on any chip with the two cards. I'd recommend two 8800gts instead as you can overclock them to gtx speeds and save some dough in the process. Also you won't need as powerful a power supply (you do know you'll need a new power supply as well)


http://www.slizone.com/object/slizon..._powersupplies

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ok well i wont be upgrading for a while as to im poor. but thanks guys i dont know how far socket 939 goes up into the x 2s or maybe i will get a fx 57+
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If you want to SLI 8800GTX you gotta get 680a or 590 SLI. If you have 2x8 you will get major slowdowns. You want to have 2x16 in the PCI Express. Only the 680's and 590's can do that.
There are nForce 4 with dual 16x PCIe slots.
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If you want to SLI 8800GTX you gotta get 680a or 590 SLI. If you have 2x8 you will get major slowdowns. You want to have 2x16 in the PCI Express. Only the 680's and 590's can do that.
No, there are plenty of nForce4-based 2 x 16x boards, like the Asus A8N32-SLI Deluxe.
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No, there are plenty of nForce4-based 2 x 16x boards, like the Asus A8N32-SLI Deluxe.
namrac... you are right

for example your current GA-K8N-SLi board will only run 8x pci-e when in SLi mode
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